bontebok

noun bon·te·bok \ˈbäntə̇ˌbäk\
variants: less commonly

bontebuck

\-ˌbək\

Definition of bontebok

plural

bontebok

or

bonteboks

  1. :  a southern African antelope (Damaliscus dorcas dorcas synonym D. pygargus) that is now extinct except in semidomestication and is of a purplish red color with a white face and rump

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Origin and Etymology of bontebok

Afrikaans bontebok, bontbok, from bont spotted (from Middle Dutch, probably from Medieval Latin punctus dotted) + bok male antelope, male goat, from Middle Dutch boc; akin to Old High German boc male goat — more at point, buck


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